In 2017, TSO commissioned emerging Tasmanian composers Rhys Gray and Thomas Misson to write a work each that would be recorded and provided for use in the Second Echo Ensemble (SEE) production CONTESTED LAND.

Rhys Gray and Thomas Misson were briefed by Michael Fortescue, SEE Musical Director, and Charlie Smith, CONTESTED LAND Director and SEE member.

The two works were recorded by the TSO with conductor Greg Stephens in the TSO Studio on 24 May 2017. The recording was followed by a private performance of both works for members of SEE and their families.


Left to right: Michael Fortescue, Rhys Gray, Charlie Smith and Thomas Misson

Love Theme for Second Echo - Thomas Misson composer

The Contest - Rhys Gray composer